Senior Renewable Energy Engineer/Part-Time/On-Call/TTS/Pittsburgh, PA/KH

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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech, Inc. is seeking a part time, on-call Senior Renewable Energy Engineer to support our bioenergy / waste to energy pursuits and projects. This position reports through our Pittsburgh, PA office. The focus of this position will be on commercial/industrial client programs in the U.S. and Canada, but may also include support related to our Federal and State and Local programs and international projects. Desired qualifications for the position include:
• Minimum of 15 years of experience with directing, managing, technical direction, and implementing:
o Identification and spearhead the development and implementation of clean, renewable energy solutions (generation of heat, power, and/or fuel) with a specific focus on biogas, bioenergy, waste to energy [e.g., municipal solid waste (MSW), food, agricultural, forestry and/or other residues] and biomass (e.g., agricultural, forestry and other woody materials). Biogas specifically includes anaerobic digestion, biogas cleanup, and renewable natural gas (RNG) generation and thermochemical conversion (i.e., gasification, pyrolysis, etc) technologies into syngas, renewable oils, or other types of energy.
o Identification and spearhead the development and implementation of energy efficiency (i.e., optimization and/or minimization of energy usage) projects.
• Previous experience serving in a management and/or technical role with industry in corporate and/or commercial facilities.
• Experience with both U.S. and international projects.

Periodic travel to project sites for meetings, audits, or other activities may be required.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

• Provide support in review and/or staff member role to on-going and new projects focused on biogas, bioenergy, waste to energy, and biomass energy generation.
• Support and/or lead all aspects of our bioenergy / waste to energy program. These include resource/feedstock assessment, project due diligence, feasibility studies, innovative technology evaluation/implementation, financial analysis, site identification/planning, policy evaluation, permitting, design, build, and operation.
• Utilization of process, mechanical, chemical engineering, design, and operation of energy and/or water/sludge/material treatment systems. Duties may include, but not limited to MSW handling/sorting, industrial water treatment, nutrient treatment/removal, biogas cleanup, and compression.
• Conduct visual and verbal presentations to internal and external clients focused on report conclusions (analyses summary, conclusions, and recommendations) and training others.
• Utilize expertise (technical, logistical, regulatory, and finance) to assess project value.
• Utilize conventional approaches to present innovative cost saving solutions to clients.
• Work with and build relationships with public, commercial, or international customers by managing and executing tasks and delivering high quality client products and services.
• Use familiarity with existing clients, clean energy developers, other consultants, and investors to identify new clients and business opportunities and execute them.
• Support project and business development activities, proposal generation, market assessments, and strategic planning on an as-requested basis by management.


B.S. Degree in Engineering; Minimum of 15 years of experience in energy generation for industry. A minimum of 10+ years consulting experience in renewable or clean energy and a minimum of 5+ years in bioenergy/waste to energy is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have direct industry experience with bioenergy / waste to energy and specifically material handling and conversion of organic materials via various types of anaerobic digestion and utilization of biogas to generate heat, power, and/or fuel. Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental requirements. A PE or similar certification is strongly preferred.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

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